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7 A.M. Phil’s morning routine   Like many Americans Phil’s age, Phil is a proud veteran.  Ever since Phil was drafted into the U.S. Army, his eyes seem to automatically open around 6 am.  When he retired a few years ago – although Phil is awake at 6 am, he forces himself to stay in bed until around 7 am. 

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Why won’t he just get his hearing checked? A day in the life of “Polly”   This is Part 2 of a 4-part series outlining a real-life example of a fictitious couple named “Phil and Polly” and their day-to-day struggle of living with hearing loss. 7 am Polly’s quiet time It’s early on a crisp, Saturday morning in Charlotte, NC,

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Back when the telegraph was the fastest method of long-distance communication, a young man applied for a job as a Morse Code operator.  Answering an ad in the newspaper, he went to the office address that was listed. When he arrived, he entered a large, busy office filled with noise and clatter, including the sound of the telegraph in the

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Spring is one of our favorite seasons! The weather is warming up and moving us all outdoors to thaw from the long winter. However, these erratic seasonal changes during Spring can wreck havoc on our allergies, our sinuses and even our hearing. Pollen means allergies, which means histamines. This means more mucus production which can impact our hearing since the

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Excessive noise exposure can cause hearing loss and/or a condition called Tinnitus.  Studies have shown that during World War II, for example, we knew very little about the effects of soldiers’ prolonged exposure to loud blasts or pulse signals from guns firing repeatedly. In Vietnam and the Korean War, we saw some improvement, but today, we do a much better

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If communication is key to healthy relationships – could hearing loss be impacting how you interact with those you love the most? Many of our patients have shared that hearing loss has left them with feelings like frustration, and even resentment among couples and family members, mostly because day-to-day communication is so difficult. Do any of these sound familiar? Frustration

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Wow!  It’s 2019 – Happy New Year!  Hopefully you enjoyed the holidays with loved ones, and connected with family and friends - after all, these are the things that matter. While you were indulging in that third cup of eggnog at the holiday party, did you happen to notice any difficulty hearing those around you? Could you clearly hear the

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This Thanksgiving, we are especially grateful for you.   To our wonderful patients, our families, our online community, our supporters in Matthews, NC, and the Greater Charlotte, NC area, and beyond - it’s such an honor to be a part of your life. To celebrate your allowing Manna Audiology to serve your hearing needs, and since many of us will

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What to know before you go to your audiology appointment Picture this:   after years of struggling with hearing loss, being embarrassed or withdrawing from social interactions because you just didn’t want to deal with it, you finally made the decision.   No more putting it off. No more excuses. You finally put your health first.   You bit the bullet and have an

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Have you ever had that moment of panic or anxiety when using your smart phone?  You know the feeling - all of a sudden, something on the screen doesn’t look right and you don’t know what’s going on?  I know I have. If you’re in your 50’s or 60’s (or older) you’re considered a member of the baby boomer generation.  Our kids and

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